K9 Neville
WSP Explosives Detection Dog

The first Lawdog, K9 Neville was saved from certain death in Ontario, Canada, after politicians there signed into law a death warrant on all sheltered animals which resembled American pit bulls, American Staffordshires and Staffordshire bulls.

K9 Neville is a favorite with riders on the Washington State Ferry System, where he and his handler Trooper Dixon screen vehicles for explosives. K9 Neville has also been utilized for bomb searches in buildings and searches for evidence at shooting scenes.

K9 Moto
WSP Narcotics Detection Dog

K9 Moto was fostered by Heather Leu for several months while he recovered from the stress of the abusive situation he was rescued from. Moto was found in a crate in a barn, standing in inches of urine and feces. The police officer who found Moto worked hard to find him a good home along with the shelter which rescued him. Moto found his way here and became an absolute favorite among the troopers in his detection dog class. Everyone was hoping he would flunk so they could take him home as a pet!

That’s what pit bulls do to people…

Meet The LawDogsUSA Dogs

K9 Hemi
WSP Narcotics Detection Dog

K9 Hemi is a Hurricane Katrina survivor. He then survived nine months in a prison in Louisiana where “unadoptable” dogs were held. Thanks to Desiree Bender for locating Hemi and the HSUS for sending him to me.

K9 Hemi has made several important busts, mostly on the I-5 corridor in Washington state.

Meet The LawDogsUSA Dogs

K9 Shaka
City of Washougal
Narcotics Detection Dog

K9 Shaka is something else! After sitting in a shelter in New York state for several months she was discovered by Cyd Cross. Shaka was shipped across country to Seattle, picked up at the airport, driven two hours to the WSP training kennel, taken out of the van and tested on the spot. She not only passed the tests, she soon lead the class she had started a week late!

K9 Shaka is representative of what this breed offers.

Meet The LawDogsUSA Dogs

K9 Lucky, TD, CGC
WSP Narcotics Detection Dog

K9 Lucky was rescued from a shelter by a trainer who put an AKC “TD” (tracking dog) and Canine Good Citizenship title on him before donating him to the program.

K9 Scout (X-Dog)
WSP Explosives Detection Dog

K9 Scout is an unbelievable animal. She impresses every detection dog trainer who sees her and has ranked as the “top dog” in her work with the WSP. Here she is being filmed for a news segment on the LawDogsUSA program. To me, K9 Scout (X-Dog) will always remain the animal I want to produce in my breeding program. She is truly a unique animal.

K9 Kona
Mason County Sheriff’s Department
Narcotics Detection Dog

K9 Kona – what an awesome little girl! One of my favorite dogs in the program, she was a fun dog to work and fun to just have around the house. A real working machine. She is now pulling narcotics detection duty for the Mason County Sheriff’s office with Deputy Sean Dodge.

K9 Dilly
WSP Narcotics Detection Dog

K9 Dilly is the first pup from the LawDogsUSA breeding program to graduate as a detection dog and work with law enforcement. He did this at the tender age of 14 months. He was raised by Trooper Steve Gardner and family and now lives with Trooper Matt Wood and his family.